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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma ~ 18 JUNE 2013
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe

Posted on 06/17/2013 5:59:52 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma

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Tinker Air Force Base is a major U.S. Air Force base located in Oklahoma City, near the suburb of Midwest City, Oklahoma. Tinker is the home of the Air Force Materiel Command Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center (OC-ALC) (FHZ) which is the worldwide manager for a wide range of aircraft, engines, missiles, software and avionics and accessories components. The host unit at Tinker is the 72d Air Base Wing (72 ABW) which provides services and support for the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center and its tenant organizations.

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General Clarence L. Tinker (1887-1942) was an airman of Osage Indian ancestry who lost his life during World War II while on a combat mission during the Japanese attack on Midway Island in the Pacific, June 7, 1942. Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is named in his honor.

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In the fall of 1906, Tinker enrolled at Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, Missouri. Upon graduating from Wentworth in 1908 Tinker was commissioned a third lieutenant in the Philippine Constabulary.

He received his commission as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army infantry in March 1912. After infantry training, Tinker joined the Twenty-fifth Infantry Division at Fort George Wright in Spokane, Washington. During World War I, Tinker served in the Southwestern United States and California, and was promoted to Major.

In 1919, Tinker began flying lessons. Shortly thereafter, he transferred to the Army Air Corps, and on July 1, 1922, he was assigned to flight duty. In 1927, he was named Commandant of the Air Corps Advanced Flying School at Kelly Field, Texas. Tinker commanded various pursuit and bombardment units during the 1930's. He was steadily promoted, and on October 1, 1940, became a brigadier general.

After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Tinker was named Commander of the Air Forces in Hawaii to reorganize the air defenses of the islands. In January 1942, he was promoted to Major General, the First American Indian in U.S. Army history to attain that rank.

In June 1942, the Japanese began their assault of Midway Island. In the midst of the Battle of Midway, on June 7, General Tinker decided personally to lead a force of early model B-24s against the retreating Japanese naval forces. Near Midway Island his plane was seen to go out of control and plunge into the sea. General Tinker and eight crewmen perished. His body was never recovered.

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Tinker Air Force Base has more than 26,000 military and civilian employees and is the largest single-site employer in Oklahoma. The installation covers 5,033 acres and has 760 buildings with a building floor space of over 15,200,000 square feet.

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The 72nd Air Base Wing provides base installation and support services for the OC-ALC and 45 associate units assigned to six major commands, including the largest flying wing in Air Combat Command, the Navy's Strategic Communications Wing One and several defense agencies. More than 1,600 military personnel and 1,500 contractors work within the 72nd Air Base Wing.

Read More About Tinker Air Force Base Here!

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1 posted on 06/17/2013 5:59:52 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska








REQUEST PERMISSION TO COME ABOARD



CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (Jan. 14, 2008) The first major snowfall of the New Year blankets the USS Constitution. Despite the weather "Old Ironsides," remained open for free public tours. At 210 years-old, USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world, manned by 67 active-duty United States Sailors and visited by nearly half a million visitors annually. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown (Released)

GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!!!





Boston, Oct. 21, 2009 - Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Philip Gagnon pipes as USS Constitution performs an underway demonstration in honor of the three-masted wooden frigate's 212th birthday. (U.S. Navy photo by Airman Mark Alexander/Released).
(Click for Bosun’s Whistle)




USS Constitution's 1812 Marine Guard fire vintage Springfield flintlock muskets during the ship's underway. "Old Ironsides" was underway for the "Constitution Day Cruise," which is conducted to thank the family and supporters of Constitution. U.S. Navy photo by Airman Nick Lyman (Released)

OUR TROOPS ROCK!!!!!!!








"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

2 posted on 06/17/2013 6:00:15 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the A<font size=4><b>rchangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: The Mayor; SandRat; ConorMacNessa; BIGLOOK; laplata; mountainlion; HiJinx; Jet Jaguar; Publius; ...

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


3 posted on 06/17/2013 6:02:08 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


4 posted on 06/17/2013 6:02:50 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Freep mail me to be on or off the Daily Bread ping list


Every Word Matters

June 18, 2013

Kim Peek was a savant (a person with extraordinary memory) who memorized all of Shakespeare’s plays. During a performance of Twelfth Night, Peek noticed that the actor had skipped a word from one of the lines. Peek suddenly stood up and shouted, “Stop!” The actor apologized and said he didn’t think anyone would mind. Peek replied, “Shakespeare would.”

Words matter. But especially when they are the very words of God. Moses warned Israel, “You shall not add to the word which I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God” (Deut. 4:2). Moses often reminded Israel of God’s mercy and faithfulness to them in the past. But he also stressed the importance of obedience to God’s commands as they prepared to enter the Promised Land. He told them that obedience would result in blessings of life and a rich inheritance (vv.39-40). Every command and regulation mattered to God. The value His people placed on God’s Word showed their view of Him.

Today, when we value God’s Word, handle it with great care, and obey what it says, we give God the reverence He truly deserves.

The Bible stands, and it will forever
When the world has passed away;
By inspiration it has been given—
All its precepts I will obey. —Lillenas
God’s Word needs no additions or subtractions.

Read: Deuteronomy 4:1-10

You shall not add to the word which I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God. —Deuteronomy 4:2
Bible in a Year:
Nehemiah 10-11; Acts 4:1-22


5 posted on 06/17/2013 6:07:28 PM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: laurenmarlowe; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ...
Please note: The author of tonight’s Road Trip is laurenmarlowe.

~ Road Trip: Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma ~

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To every service man or woman reading this thread.
Thank You for your service to our country.
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Know that we are are proud of each and everyone of you.

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6 posted on 06/17/2013 6:07:57 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Good evening Kathy and My fellow FReepers.I All is well this evening.


7 posted on 06/17/2013 6:10:50 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*...hope you stayed cool today.


8 posted on 06/17/2013 6:12:56 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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Good evening, puppypusher...((HUGS))...glad to hear that all is well.

We are having a heat wave....in the 80s.


9 posted on 06/17/2013 6:14:39 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe

Woohoo! Where my son is stationed. He’s in Command and Control.

Thanks, Galz! (((hugs)))


10 posted on 06/17/2013 6:15:00 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe




Thanks very much, Kathy!

***HUGS***



And thanks very much to you and Lauren for tonight’s Road Trip to Tinker AFB, Oklahoma!

Coming aboard as we speak. Rendering Hand Salutes to our National Colors and to the Officer of the Deck!








"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

11 posted on 06/17/2013 6:15:27 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the A<font size=4><b>rchangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: The Mayor

Good evening, Mayor, and thank you for today’s sustenance for body and soul.


12 posted on 06/17/2013 6:18:54 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Good evening, puppypusher...((HUGS))...glad to hear that all is well.

We are having a heat wave....in the 80s.

Gee Kathy,We have gone through two months here in Connecticut and I don’t think we have had a week in the 80’s yet.we have been in the Upper 70’s but as far as summer weather go’s this summer has been very cool.

Not much for Pool and Beach weather this year.

On top of that its been very wet.We have had more rain this year than I can remember in the last 5 years here.


13 posted on 06/17/2013 6:23:17 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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14 posted on 06/17/2013 6:23:30 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

>peek<


15 posted on 06/17/2013 6:24:03 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: ConorMacNessa
And first in....Mac grabs the gold!!


16 posted on 06/17/2013 6:24:37 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: The Mayor
And in second....The Mayor snags the silver!!


17 posted on 06/17/2013 6:31:44 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SkyDancer

We see you, Janey. G'Day...((HUGS))


18 posted on 06/17/2013 6:35:01 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thank ya Ma’am!


19 posted on 06/17/2013 6:38:55 PM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: puppypusher
And rounding out the top three....puppypusher!!


20 posted on 06/17/2013 6:39:07 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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